Le Jeu de la Nativité Partition chant et piano ... À Mathilde Amos ... op. 74. For voice and piano
London: M.P. Belaieff [PN 3458], .
Folio. Olive green wrappers with titling in German and Russian within decorative border. 1f. (recto title, verso instrumentation and performance details in German and French), 3-40 pp. With text in German, and French, with a portion in Russian. "Stich und Druck Universitätsdruckerei H. Stürtz A.G. Würzburg" to foot of final page.
With lengthy autograph inscription signed to upper outer corner of title: "to Mr and Mrs Lewis Niven souvenir of our visit, cordial thanks for most generous hospitality - so happy to have met you. Please let us stay always in contact. Very cordially A. Tcherepnin [?]Orono, 1/XII 53 [1 December 1953].
Wrappers slightly worn. Minor internal wear and browning; corners slightly creased.
First Edition of the composer's arrangement for voice and piano of his cantata originally written for solo voices, chorus, strings, and percussion, first performed in Paris in 1945.
A Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor, Tcherepnin became an American citizen in 1958. "[His] music is marked by several personal compositional techniques, discussed in Basic Elements of My Musical Language which he wrote in New York in 1962 but which has remained unpublished. ... [He] clearly belongs to the Russian tradition, though he also considered himself a ‘Eurasian’ composer. Conciseness, contrapuntal textures, and strongly articulated structures are typical of his works. His originality also finds expression in the emphasis on percussion, under-used instruments, rhythmic transformations and unusual scales." Enrique Alberto Arias in Grove Music Online.
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